Property damage reporting and storm debris disposal

A message from King County Office of Emergency Management


The King County Office of Emergency Management is collecting information from County residents and businesses on damage and losses suffered during the January 16-23, 2012 snow and ice storm. If your King County home or business sustained damage as a result of the storm, you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance as you begin to clean up.


Individual Assistance Update

Residents and businesses that have incurred property damages due to the recent snow-ice-wind storm are able to file damage reports for uninsured losses – either online or over the phone. Initially, this reporting process will be available only in English, but we are working on translation accommodations to extend damage reporting to our non-English speaking communities.

  • On-line filing: Visit for reporting guidelines and online forms. 
  • Over-the-phone assistance: Call 1-800-523-5044.


Storm debris disposal resources

Residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle construction, demolition and land clearing debrisKing County’s Solid Waste Division provides an easy way to find debris disposal services in your area.  Visit  In the box at the top marked “Wood Debris” you can search for options based on the hauler in your area to determine maximum amounts of yard waste that can be set out at the curb. The box features other links to each city's relevant disposal resources.


For more information, contact the King County Office of Emergency Management at 206-296-3830 or toll free at 1-800-523-5044.